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Derrick Johnson

Derrick Johnson - #56 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 242 lbs.
Birthday 11/22/1982
Birthplace Waco, TX
College Texas
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 1st round, 15th pick by Chiefs

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
124 3 0

Chiefs ink TE Fasano to four-year deal

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
The Chiefs and former Dolphins TE Anthony Fasano agreed to terms on a four-year deal on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Chiefs add CB Robinson

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 8:58 a.m. ET
Arguably no team in the league has gotten a better head start on free agency than the Chiefs, who continued their spending spree Friday by signing former Falcons CB Dunta Robinson, as first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Kansas City Chiefs: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Kansas City Chiefs, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Chiefs release ORT Winston

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
The Chiefs released ORT Eric Winston, the team announced Thursday.

Chiefs tag Albert; re-sign Bowe, Colquitt

Posted March 04, 2013 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
The Chiefs applied the franchise tag to OLT Branden Albert and re-signed WR Dwayne Bowe and P Dustin Colquitt to long-term deals.

Three takeaways from Smith deal

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Instead of declaring a winner in a trade that won't become official for two weeks, Arthur Arkush offers three takeaways from San Fran sending Alex Smith to K.C.

Report: 49ers trade QB Alex Smith to Chiefs

Posted Feb. 27, 2013 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The 49ers have agreed to trade QB Alex Smith to the Chiefs, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer first reported. The deal is not official until March 12.

Chiefs' Dorsey eyes '333 players' for first pick

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
New Chiefs GM John Dorsey was evasive when talking about his options for the first overall pick, plus his own impending free agents.

Reid: Chiefs open to trading top pick

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said the possibility exists that the team could trade its top overall draft pick.

Chiefs release WR Breaston, TE Boss

Posted Feb. 19, 2013 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
The Chiefs released WR Steve Breaston and TE Kevin Boss on Tuesday, the team announced. 

Chiefs add WR Gilyard, DL Dixon, TE Brock

Posted Feb. 11, 2013 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
The Chiefs signed WR Mardy Gilyard, DL Marcus Dixon and TE Kevin Brock on Monday, according to the NFL’s transactions.

Signs point to TE involvement, success in Chiefs offense

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
History tells us that Andy Reid's arrival in Kansas City should bode well for the Chiefs' tight ends, writes contributor Herbie Teope.

On the clock: Chiefs consider options at top of draft

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
Holders of the No. 1 overall pick in April's draft, Andy Reid and the Chiefs are beginning to consider their options in re-stocking the K.C. roster.

Chiefs add Toub to coaching staff

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Chiefs announced Tuesday the hiring of Dave Toub as the team's new special-teams coordinator.

Autopsy: Belcher drunk at time of murder-suicide

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
Jovan Belcher had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he shot his girlfriend nine times and then killed himself, an autopsy showed.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 09, 2012
Johnson will play Sunday.||||||| The Kansas City linebacker hurt his ankle in their preseason finale.
Posted March 25, 2010
Johnson has signed a restricted free agent tender and will remain with the Kansas City Chiefs.||||||| Johnson was the Chiefs' first-round pick out of Texas in 2005. But early last season, for reasons he said were never fully explained by the coaching staff, Johnson was moved to part-time duty. Johnson had a key sack of Ben Roethlisberger in a victory over Pittsburgh, and he returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a 44-24 victory over Denver in the season finale.
Posted Dec. 06, 2006
Johnson, who has played only sparingly the last five games, returned to practice Wednesday and said that he will play Sunday.||||||| Getting its surest tackler back will be a big boost for a defense that got embarrassed in a 31-28 overtime loss last week at Cleveland.
Posted Nov. 28, 2006
Johnson is expected to be available for the Chiefs' game on Sunday at Cleveland, according to kcchiefs.com.||||||| The linebacker was used sparingly in the team's 19-10 win over Denver on Thursday and he is expected to be back to full health after suffering an ankle injury on Nov. 5 at St. Louis. Johnson's return bolsters the Kansas City defense with a linebacker that had 49 tackles, 4 1-2 sacks and two forced fumbles in nine games.
Posted Nov. 15, 2006
Johnson is listed as out with an ankle injury for the Chiefs' contest against Oakland on Sunday. The linebacker missed last Sunday's 13-10 loss to Miami with the injury.||||||| Johnson has 49 tackes and 4 1-2 sacks with one fumble recovery in eight games this season. Keyaron Fox replaced him in the lineup against the Dolphins and is expected to do so again versus the Raiders.

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